Truth, Falsehoods, and Dangerous Mistakes Part 2

In the last post I talked about receiving the love of the Truth as the very first condition in being able to discern between truth and error. The plan for this post was to talk about three more character traits, plus a simple, biblical way to test for the truthfulness of doctrines, books, denominations, etc. But it wound up being too much for one post, so the plan has changed a little bit. This post will be broken up into two, turning what was supposed to be a trilogy into a tetralogy. This post will be about the Bible’s test of truth, and the next will be about a few more traits of...

Truth, Falsehoods, and Dangerous Mistakes Part 1

The stakes are high. When it comes to discerning between truth and error, there’s no room for blunders. There’s room for learning, and for corrections, but the Bible offers no comfort to those who “wrest” (or pervert) the true meaning of the Scriptures. Perverting the plain teachings of the Bible can, and will, lead to destruction. It’s true that some things in the Scriptures are hard to understand, the apostle Peter acknowledged this, but he also warned that those who pervert the Scriptures, even though some parts of it are hard to understand, do so “unto their own destruction” (2Peter...